July 2013

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It’s crazy! The heir to a New York banking company with a secret dream of life on stage is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on the tiny town's only theatre.

For four nights in July, disbelief was suspended at Queen’s Hall, when Must Come See Productions (MCSP) presented the Gershwin comedy classic, Crazy for You!

Patrons were treated to the timeless music of George Gershwin by a live band, with tunes like "I Got Rhythm," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "Embraceable You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me", all under the musical direction of Jessel Murray, Head of the Department of Creative Arts at The UWI. Directed by Debra Boucaud-Mason, this high-energy, Tony Award-winning comedy included mistaken identity, madcap mishaps, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers.

MCSP has been at the forefront of musical theatre, producing smash hits over the years including last year's popular Hairspray. The Crazy for You musical recounted the life of young New York banker, Bobby Childs, who yearns to have a career on stage but has to escape the city to start a new life in rural Nevada where he hopes to revive a dying town by putting on a big theatrical production. Of course, he also had to win the heart of the 'tough-as nails' town beauty- Polly Baker.

It featured a talented cast and crew including Cacique award-winning actress Kendra Sylvester-Flores as cowgirl Polly Baker and newcomer Isaiah Alexander as Bobby Childs. UWI theatre students Kimberly Jones and Anton Brewster (both seen in 2012’s Hairspray) acted as Irene, a New York socialite and Lank, a cowboy entrepreneur, respectively. Michailean Taylor, a UWI Theatre Arts graduate, acted as the playboy impressario Zangler.

Also part of the all star artistic team were Cacique award winning choreographer Adele Bynoe, assisted by Dr. Jorge Morejón of The UWI, scenic designer Dara Jordan-Brown and costume designer Andrew Seepersad. The team was rounded off with the dual stage management of Donna-Marie Bertrand and Asha Stewart, lighting designer Knolly Whiskey, sound designer Treldon Thompson and make-up artist Ayana Jordan.